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Salary– $58,216.00

Recruitment Summary

New Mexico State University invites you to apply to be a part of a diverse, dynamic and welcoming learning and working environment in Las Cruces, NM. NMSU seeks employees who are creative and flexible in developing and evaluating new ideas and ways to evolve NMSU into the future. Located in the borderlands and adjacent to the mighty Rio Grande, NMSU is a proud Hispanic-serving institution in the minority-majority state of New Mexico. Southern New Mexico features an average of 294 days of sunshine annually, making NMSU ideal for job-seekers who enjoy hiking, mountain biking, canoeing and bird-watching. NMSU is committed to sustainability through improving and maintaining the quality of human life while preserving the integrity, stability, and beauty of ecological systems for the future. We are looking for student-centered employees with a passion for success. NMSU invites you to take the first step to your successful and rewarding career by applying today.

NMSU is New Mexico’s land-grant and space-grant institution, a comprehensive research institution dedicated to teaching, research, public service and outreach. In addition, the NMSU system includes a satellite learning center in Albuquerque, Cooperative Extension Service offices located in each of New Mexico’s 33 counties, and 12 agriculture research and science centers. New Mexico State University is the institution of choice for more than 15,000 students from 49 states and 89 foreign countries.

The City of Las Cruces is the second largest city in New Mexico and is located in Doña Ana County, approximately 45 miles north of El Paso, Texas, and 225 miles south of Albuquerque. Las Cruces is the economic and geographic center of the Mesilla Valley, the agricultural region on the floodplain of the Rio Grande which extends from Hatch to the west side of El Paso, Texas. The Organ Mountains, 10 miles to the east, are dominant in the city’s landscape, along with the Doña Ana Mountains, Robledo Mountains, and Picacho Peak. Las Cruces lies within a short driving distance of the Mexican border at Santa Teresa, as well as many other locations in the broader borderland region.

Geography, climate, demographics, and ambiance of Las Cruces and NMSU combine to offer a truly excellent place to thrive. Family members will discover a warm, open community that offers an attractive array of activities and outdoor recreation, amenities, services and opportunities, whether they are looking for top-notch education, meaningful employment, or simply a safe and comfortable place to live.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Develops policies and guidelines for protecting natural resources, reducing the University’s ecological footprint, and ensuring accountability for “green” buildings and low-impact development in NMSU capital improvement program. Completes/manages required STARS and ACUPCC reporting. Supports University Architect in assistance in documenting Green Screen for buildings, and sustainability development for the campus system. Works with the project management team on construction projects requiring minimum LEED certification per NM executive order (EO 2006-001) to improve the energy efficiency and overall sustainability of new and renovated state-owned buildings. Assists in guideance for the institution on NM executive order (EO 2019-003) on Addressing Climate Change and Energy Waste Prevention with the goal of achieving a statewide reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of at least 45% by 2030 as compared to 2005 levels.

Classification Summary

Develops policies and guidelines for protecting natural resources, reducing the University’s ecological footprint, and ensuring accountability for “green” building and low-impact development in NMSU’s capital improvement program. Coordinate environmental sustainability initiatives on issues ranging from climate change to recycling and water conservation. Work with faculty, staff, and students to enhance NMSU’s environmental literacy and awareness through academic programs and educational outreach activities.

Classification Standard Duties

Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes: work allocation, training, promotion and enforcement of internal procedures and controls, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance. Identify and steward sustainability initiatives on behalf of the university and act as a resource for other departments wishing to pursue sustainability initiatives that maximize the university’s environmental and financial performance. Work directly with project managers, engineers, and the university architect to infuse sustainability principles into new construction, renovations, standards, plans, and studies; and with energy managers, maintenance managers and crafts people, grounds personnel, and custodians to integrate sustainability into energy management, operations, maintenance, grounds-keeping, solid waste removal, and cleaning practices. Develop and maintain tools, metrics, and indicators for assessing progress towards sustainability goals.Coordinate, support, and lead utility conservation and recycling initiatives. Assist administrators with the development of policies related to sustainability goals.Coordinate, support, and lead utility conservation and recycling initiatives. Assist administrator with the development of policies related to sustainability, and specifically serve as an advisor to the Assistant Vice President of OFS, the University Architect, and the Campus Planning Committee on issues of sustainability. Interface with the Provost and the Dean of the University’s Schools to integrate sustainability into curricula and building operations; support and advise students engaged in environmental projects and/or sustainability inititatives or that use the campus as a laboratory for learning about sustainability. Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


University and department policies and procedures; principles and practices of organization and administration; principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation; the LEED and STARS System of credits; the commitments made in order to comply with the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) and the Talliores Declaration; sustainable construction and maintenance practices.


Short- and long-range planning; problem analysis and resolution; report preparation and presentation; public contact and relations; oral and written communication.


Direct, evaluate, train, and supervise the work of assigned personnel; develop and maintain effective working relationships; maintain accurate and orderly records; use independent judgment and initiative; organize and direct activities; analyze and evaluate information; interface with faculty, staff, student, and top level administrator in order to successfully “sell” energy management and sustainability across all constituencies at NMSU.

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in a related field.